Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: You are following a vehicle at a safe distance on a slippery road. Another driver pulls into the gap between you and the vehicle ahead. What is the best thing to do in this situation?

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Adjust to the new situation. Drop back to regain a safe distance.

Highway code rule: 126.

#2: When are you allowed to drive on or over a pavement?

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You may drive on or over a pavement to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency.

Highway code rule: 145.

#3: What is true about alcohol?

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Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. It affects judgement of speed, distance and risk. It reduces co-ordination and slows down reactions. It also gives a false sense of confidence.

Highway code rule: 95.

#4: Which is the best place for a rear-facing baby seat?

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Small children should ride in a rear seat in child safety seats approved for their age and size. Rear-facing infant carriers are the safest way to transport an infant and should be used until the child no longer meets the height or weight limit of the particular seat.

A rear-facing baby seat must not be fitted into a seat protected by an active frontal airbag, as in a crash it can cause serious injury or death to the child.

Highway code rule: 101.

#5: You arrive at a serious motorcycle crash. The motorcyclist is unconscious and bleeding. One of your main priorities should be to:

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Check the airway and once the airway is open check breathing for up to 10 seconds.

Stop the bleeding. First check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass. If there is nothing embedded apply firm pressure over the wound.

DO NOT remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential.

Highway code rule: 283.

#6: You are on a two-lane dual carriageway. For which of the following would you use the right-hand lane?

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On a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the left-hand lane. Use the right-hand lane for overtaking or turning right. After overtaking, move back to the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 137.

#7: After you got your licence, a condition or disability that could affect your ability to drive safely has gotten worse. In this situation, you must:

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You must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency if you have had, develop, or experience a change to a medical condition that affects your ability to drive safely.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

#8: When driving through a tunnel it is a good idea to:

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When driving through a tunnel make sure you look out for variable message signs. Follow the instructions given by the signs or by tunnel officials. Accidents in tunnels can lead to serious casualties.

Highway code rule: 146.

#9: You are towing a trailer on a single carriageway road with this sign. What is your maximum speed limit?

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This is a National Speed Limit sign. National speed limits for cars towing caravans or trailers are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 50 mph (80 km/h) on single carriageways, and 60 mph (96 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#10: You approach a school crossing patrol officer. Which signal means that all vehicles must stop?

This signal means all vehicles must stop. You must obey signals given by police officers, traffic officers, traffic wardens, and signs used by school crossing patrols. You can download the pdf version of Signals by Authorised Persons here.

Highway code rules: 105, 210.

#11: You approach a zebra crossing. A pedestrian is waiting to cross. What should you do?

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Be courteous. Prepare to slow down and stop. You should not wave people across. Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rule: 196.

#12: This sign means:

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Road narrows on both sides.

Road narrows signs give warning that the existing carriageway width becomes restricted. Signs may supplemented by a single traffic fileplate.

#13: You are travelling in heavy rain. Your overall stopping distance is likely to be:

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Heavy rain reduces visibility and the road will be extremely wet. A wet pavement makes it harder to strop and increases your stopping distance. Slow down and allow yourself at least twice the normal separation distance. In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads.

Highway code rules: 126, 227.

#14: If your car is fitted with anti-lock brakes, your tyres are less likely to

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking.

Highway code rule: 120.

#15: A driver suddenly cuts in front of you. You are forced to brake hard. What should you do?

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Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems - they may be inexperienced or not know the area well. Anyone can make a mistake.

Highway code rule: 147.

#16: Overtaking large vehicles is more difficult. What is a main reason for this?

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It takes longer to pass a large vehicle. If in doubt do not overtake.

Highway code rule: 164.

#17: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. This diamond-shaped speed sign is intended for:

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The sign shown indicates the speed limit for tramcars. It is diamond in shape to distinguish it from signs for motor vehicles.

Remember, all diamond-shaped signs are for tram drivers only.

#18: Who must give way when a vehicle joins the motorway?

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When you join the motorway you will normally approach it from a road on the left (a slip road) or from an adjoining motorway. You should give priority to traffic already on the motorway.

Highway code rule: 259.

#19: You wish to turn left at this junction. The traffic light is green. What should you do?

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A steady green traffic light means you can go through the junction. Only go forward when the traffic lights are green if there is room for you to clear the junction safely or you are taking up a position to turn right.

Highway code rules: 176, 109.

#20: After going through deep water your brakes may have become wet. To dry the brakes you should:

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Test your brakes at the first safe opportunity by pushing gently on the brake pedal to make sure that they work. If they are not fully effective, gently apply light pressure while driving slowly. This will help to dry them out.

Highway code rule: 121.



How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

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